New book helps educators build bridges, promote better conditions and ensure equality

Bloomington, Indiana, November 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – I Find your blind spots: Eight guiding principles for overcoming implicit bias in teaching– published by Solution Tree – author Hedreich Nichols provides direct yet compassionate guidance for teaching all students in ever-changing, diverse classrooms.

“Your school demographics may be different from the demographics of the neighborhood where you grew up,” Hedreich writes in the book’s introduction. “Your students may be in favor of notions of culture, religion, politics, gender, and justice that are very different from yours. It may be something you find amazing; it may be something you find enlightening but challenging. It may be something you find alarming in a quiet corner of your mind.Whatever you feel about diversity, it’s OK.The fact that you’re here reading this book says you have a desire to uncover any blind spots, build bridges, create better relationships and have a more inclusive school community. “

Find your blind spots offers strategies for identifying imbalances that negatively affect the daily practice of the classroom. In his accessible conversational style, Nichols helps educators move beyond these prejudices to ensure a fairer, more inclusive campus culture. By using the supportive resources Nichols provides, staff, students, and the wider community can begin to instill inclusive language and encourage a sense of belonging and a cultural expression in their learning environment. Nichols writes from a place of courage and care by sharing these tools to transform educational spaces.

Author, historian, educator and urbanist Walter D. Greason writes, “[Nichols] offers a plan to answer the challenges of works like Ibram X. Kendis How to be an anti-racist. Kendi provides a framework and guiding principles for making belonging a priority in all classrooms and schools. Nichols goes further by specifying techniques and interventions that counteract the traditions of educational exclusion that remain all too common in the United States and worldwide. “

Find your blind spots: Eight guiding principles for overcoming implicit bias in teaching can be ordered at SolutionTree.com.

About the author
Hedreich Nichols is the author, educator and founder of SmallBites Educational Consulting LLC. Her work provides resources to help educators create more student-centered experiences through
fair teaching practice. Hedreich has also authored five non-fiction books for middle school students as part of the Cherry Lake Publishing 21st Century Skills Library Series, which includes teachers ‘and students’ resources to promote conversations and learning about justice and belonging. To further assist educators, Hedreich SmallBites, a vlog and podcast featuring vignettes and strategies that help educators become more inclusive and reflective practitioners, produces one small bite at a time.

About Solution Tree
For more than 20 years, Solution Tree (https://www.solutiontree.com) has been working to transform education worldwide, enabling educators to increase student achievement. With more than 30,000 teachers present professional development events and more than 4,260 professional development days in schools each year, Solution Tree helps teachers and administrators face significant challenges. With a catalog of more than 515 titles, hundreds of videos and online courses, Solution Tree is the creator of Global PD, an online tool that facilitates the work of professional learning communities. Follow @SolutionTree further Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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